Axeda and Verizon join forces in M2M market

Verizon Wireless and Axeda have formed an alliance to speed the development and deployment of global machine-to-machine (M2M) products.

By combining Verizon’s wireless network with Axeda’s cloud application development platform, the alliance provides a unified and scalable global M2M infrastructure – helping eliminate device- and network-centric technology silos (network, edge device, application and IT infrastructure) – making it efficient for customers to develop and deploy complete connected products.

“The Verizon wireless machine-to-machine management centre already makes it easy for enterprise customers to activate and manage connected devices deployed around the country and around the world,” said Janet Schijns, vice president of Verizon’s business solutions group. “Through our alliance with Axeda, we are simplifying the process even more by providing our customers with access to a cloud-based, enterprise-class M2M application development platform that can scale to millions of devices – essentially creating a one-stop shop.”

With industry estimates projecting upwards of 50 billion connected devices by 2020, companies are racing to take advantage of transformative M2M business opportunities in markets such as fleet management, mobile health, usage-based insurance, remote services and smart grid. The alliance provides a communications-optimised platform on which to build and deploy M2M applications, while at the same time helping reduce complexity and shorten time-to-market.

“Through our relationship with Verizon Wireless, Axeda customers will have access to a best of breed mobile broadband network, which is vital to the success of any M2M implementation,” said David Canavan, vice president of business development at Axeda.

“They will also be able to take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ advanced subscription management platform and extensive ecosystem of supported M2M devices.”

Gene Signori, vice president of enterprise research at the Yankee Group, added: “The M2M market is poised for tremendous growth across many different industries. Companies have historically been encumbered by the cost and complexity of bringing M2M solutions to market. Cooperation among technology leaders such as Verizon Wireless, Axeda and other key partners will be critical to making it simpler and more cost-effective to deliver solutions – benefiting developers, enterprises and end-users alike.”

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